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Mary’s Monumental Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Mary’s Monumental Wedding Gown Story

by Mary M. I bought both my dress and veil at Jeanette’s Bride ‘N Boutique in Manassas, VA.  My mom passed away a few years before I was married so my father had to do both mother- and father-of-the-bride duties.  I narrowed the dress search down to three with my bridesmaids, but brought my Dad back to the boutique to see if my favorite was his favorite– and it was!   I loved the lace and the all the details. It was perfect. My husband and I were married at our church, St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA in...

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Galina gown gets guarantee!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Garment Rescue, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Galina gown gets guarantee!

Galina wedding gowns are known for feminine embellishments and dainty feel. The problem with a dainty, delicate dress? It’s delicate! We were entrusted to clean and preserve a delicate Galina gown. The dress featured fragile but lovely 3-D flowers in addition to gorgeous crystal beadwork. Our wedding dress cleaning and preservation process was employed and the Galina gown was cleaned and preserved with meticulousness and attention. The delicate features were protected while receiving the utmost care. Even after the cleaning...

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Janice’s Wedding Dress Story: Reopening a Box of Memories

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Janice’s Wedding Dress Story: Reopening a Box of Memories

by Janice I bought this dress in 1989 after trying on dozens of other dresses. I saw the dress in Vanity Fair magazine and hunted down a store that carried it. The store was in Atlanta, Georgia, and I traveled about two hours, from Chattanooga, Tenn., to see it. I immediately fell in love with it and bought it on the spot. The one change was that I had them add three feet on the train.  After the ceremony, I had the cleaners put it into a preservation box and did not see the dress again for more than 27 years. About six months ago, with...

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Like Us and Save $20 on Wedding Dress Preservation

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Like Us and Save $20 on Wedding Dress Preservation

Like Our Facebook Page For $20 Discount Coupon So simple!  Throughout the month of May, just Like our Facebook page and you will receive a $20 coupon for your wedding gown cleaning and preservation.  You will love our top notch wedding gown cleaning, restoration and preservation services including… Hand cleaned or dry-cleaned in virgin solvent Unsealed preservation – admire anytime! Two museum quality (acid-free, lignin free) preservation options Free shipping Excellent customer service Be sure to get your instant, online quote...

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THE perfect wedding: Kathryn’s story

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Do It Yourself, General, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

THE perfect wedding: Kathryn’s story

by Kathryn Ceglarski DeSalvo Kathryn’s wedding was planned to a T! How did she pull off THE perfect wedding? The dress: Heidi Elnora The store: A Little Something White in Darien, CT The photographer: Lucy Cuneo See more photos from Kathryn’s wedding here. The planner: Laurie Arons The “something blue” and “something new:” A personalized monogram, of the church Kathryn and her husband were married in, done by her seamstress on the day of the wedding. The seamstress: The Wedding...

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Before and After: A Diamond in the Rough

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Before and After: A Diamond in the Rough

This unique dress from the Diamond Collection was really more like a “diamond in the rough” when it arrived at Heritage Garment Preservation. While unique– embellished with silver satin flowers on the straps and zipper and an elegant satin band around the waist– the dress’ condition was hard to ignore. Thanks to good ol’ oxidization, the underarms, skirt, and veil all suffered from noticeable staining. This unique satin gown, its petticoat, and the veil were...

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Charity’s Love Story – From Jr. High to FOREVER

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Charity’s Love Story – From Jr. High to FOREVER

Charity’s love story is basically the plot to your favorite romance movie. She married her Jr. High sweetheart! It’s true– Charity and her now husband started dating in the eighth grade. They were together 11 years prior to their wedding! As if her perfect, happily-ever-after love story isn’t enough, her gown (pictured above and below) is a dream-come-true in itself! Check out that beautiful ruffled organza! Her stunning and unique dress was purchased at Anne Gregory for the Bride in Pennsylvania. Thanks so much...

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Got Silk? Save $25 on Non Silk Fabrics

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in General, HGP Promotions, Wedding Gown Care | 0 comments

Got Silk? Save $25 on Non Silk Fabrics

What fabric is your wedding dress made of?  If you answer satin, you are actually identifying the fabric weave and finish of your dress fabric but not the fabric fiber itself. It’s a common mistake that we see all the time.  Actually there are polyester satins, acetate satins, and of course, silk satins.  If you aren’t sure, check your gown care label. By law the garment care tag should identify the fabric fiber because the cleaning methods and chemicals used will be different for different fabrics. Unfortunately many of the...

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Before and After: The Process

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, General, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Before and After: The Process

Have you ever wondered how we can take an old, soiled wedding dress and make it look brand new again? We’re proud of our process– so we’re going to let you in on exactly what happens behind-the-scenes at Heritage Garment Preservation. Take this dress, for instance: When this dress arrived, we had the following information: “Designer: Liv Harris Fabric: Lace Color: Off-White Description: Sleeveless. Lace straps. A-line. Zipper closure on back. Small train. Veil: single tulle w/scalloped lace on edge. Metal...

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Grace’s Nationwide Wedding Dress Story

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Grace’s Nationwide Wedding Dress Story

by Grace The dress belonged to my paternal grandmother, for whom it was custom made in Rochester, NY, in 1951. Unfortunately, my grandmother doesn’t recall the name of the shop that designed and made it for her, and it has no tags. I’ll be the second person to ever wear it (as my grandmother only had one daughter, who had her own dress). It originally had a full crinoline and veil with it  as well, but they have been lost over time. After my grandmother wore it, she had it cleaned and my grandfather built her a waterproof storage...

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